Welcome to Pundemic! Our Film & Celebrity Picture Quiz Greetings Cards
Read on below for a sneak peak at our famous Pundemic Film picture quiz and Celebrity picture quiz cards…
Before we talk about our film & celebrity picture quiz creations, let us introduce ourselves!
Hi, we’re Jelly Armchair, a greetings card design company run by two sisters; Cat, the illustrator and pun creator extraordinaire, and Liz, card wrangler and excel spreadsheet whisperer. Together we’ve been in business for very nearly eight years. We started the company when one of Cat’s puns went viral a few years ago – a version of this little avocado driving a car…
The roots behind our film & celebrity picture quiz cards
During the pandemic, Cat turned to puns as a way to cheer friends, family, and our local area Covid support WhatsApp groups. Ink puns were illustrated and uploaded online ready for another ‘Zoom’ quiz full of celebrity or film picture guesses. We needed anything we could get to break up the ‘what should we cook for dinner tonight’ lockdown conversation!
Once we realised how successful the guessing games were, and after constant messages and emails about when the next game would be uploaded, or being told that people were taking the games to play with their friends with a wine in the park, we realised we should try and make them work as a card.
Cat had a vision for a sumptuous, rich design with beautiful colour schemes and luxurious watercolour detailing.
Cat wanted to create a design for the front of the card that made this game not just functional, but also visually stunning. The frames contain lots of little illustrative hints to the subjects, and Cat created an elaborate border and styling for the inside of the card too. Each element has been hand drawn, painted, scanned, and placed into the design…
These cards each feature 4 illustrated film picture quizzes or celebrity picture quizzes per card. The answer to each is hidden under a lift and reveal style flap.
Each card opens out to a framed ‘blank’ inside section, with space for your own message. The front of the card is held together with a unique interlocking system, which can be opened out into a full three side spread. The inside of this is packed full of silly jokes, a little extra detail about the answers, and another secret guess the pun game.
Here’s a handy slider to see how the cards work (beware of spoilers!).
These cards contain the most groan-worthy face-palmingly awful puns that you ever did see, and the best part is that you have to guess them for yourself. The quiz answers are concealed under a flap, and there are even clues on the back to help you guess.
There are two categories of guessing games and you can choose either a film picture quiz card, or a celebrity picture quiz card. We have four cards in each category, and hope to make more in the future!
These cards are made in a custom size 147mm x 171mm.
Greetings cards are printed onto one massive sheet of card, and if you’re not careful, you can end up with a lot of wastage due to basically playing an unsuccessful game of Tetris. This size is the maximum size to minimise waste, whilst ensuring the designs are easy to see and the interlocking mechanism functions properly. This was achieved by choosing a three sided design with a special folding paper lock instead of using glue. We also made a new and custom die to cut the cards to the specific size we needed!
But what is a ‘die’?
That’s just a fancy word for a cutter. It has the shape of the outline of the cards with the lift the flap sections and the creases for the folds on it.
Our cards are printed lithographically using wet ink
Lithographic printing is much more cost effective than digital printing for larger print runs. By using this method, we were able to create cards that could be sold to both retail and wholesale customers. It uses ‘wet’ ink, which sinks into the board rather than sitting on top of it (as in digital printing). This ensures that the design does not ‘crack’ when it is moved around by a player, such as when unfolding the secret inside answers.
🌲 Reusability and recyclability
This product is fully recyclable and printed onto fully recyclable material. The design has been specifically created to require no glue. We send all our cards out in a biodegradable board envelope.
🌲 Sustainable materials
We use Revive board, which is a 100% recycled board with high eco credentials and is a carbon balanced product. The cards will be printed in the UK using vegetable based ink.
🌲 Environmentally friendly factories
We’re using a UK based, family owned printers.
🌲 Sustainable Distribution
We use eco friendly biodegradable protective postal packaging with absolutely no plastic.
That’s it for now!
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about our Pundemic cards. If you are interested to see more, head to our ‘Pundemic’ link in the top menu bar, or follow the link below to see our current range.